After a three-year hiatus, the Piedmont High School and Middle School Jazz Bands return to perform at an “Evening at Yoshi’s” Monday, April 4, for the program’s annual fundraiser. Tickets can be purchased online at www.yoshis.com.
“This year was the most joyful return to school that I have ever experienced,” said Band Instructor, Dr. Andria Mullan. “Students have been so appreciative of the opportunity to play music together every day and their focus has been incredible. I think it shows in the level of playing we have been able to achieve at this point in the year – especially after not having the opportunity to perform together over the last 2 years. The Yoshi’s performance is a wonderful opportunity for our musicians to be featured in a world class jazz venue with professional sound technicians and crew supporting the show. There is nothing like this experience, and we are grateful that Yoshi’s hosts us! This is also the one and only fundraiser of the year for our Band program and we use the funds to purchase things like instruments, cases, and music stands. We will be featuring many soloists in all groups. For those who don’t know, one of our Jazz Band drummers, Will Davies, was the one and only drummer in the CA All State Jazz Band this year! His leadership in the rhythm section has been incredible, and I’m so looking forward to everyone hearing him featured along with many other fantastic soloists at this show. You won’t want to miss this very special performance.”